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  1. [verb] be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive"
    Synonyms: turn out, turn up

  2. [verb] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
    Synonyms: demonstrate, establish, show, shew

  3. [verb] provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
    Synonyms: testify, bear witness, evidence, show

  4. [verb] prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

  5. [verb] put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
    Synonyms: test, try, try out, examine, essay

  6. [verb] increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
    Synonyms: rise

  7. [verb] cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
    Synonyms: raise, leaven

  8. [verb] take a trial impression of

  9. [verb] obtain probate of; "prove a will"


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